Indiana Well Represented in D.C. for National Ag Day

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Well Represented in D.C. for National Ag Day SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Well Represented in D.C. for National Ag Day Today is National Ag Day and over 100 students are descending upon Washington, D.C. to share their ag story with legislators. Natalie Taylor of Hope and Grant Sanchez of New Paris, both Indiana FFA officers, arrived in D.C. yesterday to attend training about getting their message across clearly. Sanchez says the training has been one of the highlights of his trip.“They’re teaching us about, not only sharing our story with the representatives, but how we can continue that in the future. Maybe it’s not with our legislators, but maybe it’s just with the public. Maybe it’s with someone who doesn’t really understand agricultural education.”Vice President Mike Pence will keynote the National Ag Day event from the USDA in D.C. The Vice President will speak to youth agriculture leaders, as well as members of Congress, USDA officials, and prominent members of the agriculture community. Taylor will be one of those youth leaders as she is one of seven on the trip that will get to share her story with Pence and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.“I actually don’t have any traditional agriculture background. I just happened to stumble across a pancake breakfast that my FFA chapter was holding at my school and I had no idea what the agriculture industry was. Then I joined that FFA chapter and started to really learn about the agriculture industry itself and how it affects my everyday life. It’s sparking that passion for me to go into the ag industry.”Sanchez has meetings on Capitol Hill, most notably with Indiana Senator Todd Young’s staff.“My whole story is going to be the importance of agricultural education. Sometimes our legislators may not make that connection of how FFA is tied in with agriculture. It’s so important to know that agricultural education is so important for the future of agriculture. No matter where we are, when it is, maybe it’ll be 50, 100, or 200 years from now, agriculture it will always be relevant.”This is the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day. This year’s theme, is “Agriculture: Food For Life”. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to understand how food and fiber products are produced, appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry. Facebook Twitter 1 of 2 Grant Sanchez, Indiana FFA Sentinel 2018 Indiana Well Represented in D.C. for National Ag Day SHARE Previous articleHouse Democrats Want to Review Farm Bill DraftNext articleFlooded Farmers Working to get Fields in Shape for Planting Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 20, 2018 Natalie Taylor, Indiana FFA Reporter 2018last_img read more

Odessa driver injured, passenger killed in two-vehicle crash

first_img Pinterest By admin – January 8, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Odessa driver injured, passenger killed in two-vehicle crash Facebook WhatsApp Twitter View of an evidence vault in the Ector County Courthouse jail that was used for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The jail and offices took up approximately 45,000 square feet. A crash Friday night west of Odessa left one passenger dead and an Odessa driver injured after they were both ejected from the vehicle, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.Officers first responded to the crash on State Highway 302 around 8 p.m., the release detailed.The release stated 20-year-old Cody Serviss of Odessa was driving east on State Highway 302 about eight miles west of Odessa with 21-year-old Austin Alexander of Gladewater in a 2017 Ford pick-up truck pulling a flatbed trailer when he collided with a 2001 Freightliner truck tractor from behind, driven by 49-year-old Miguel Ortiz Leyva of Odessa.Serviss and Alexander were both ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and the truck they were in drove across the westbound lanes into an open field, the release said. Neither man was wearing seatbelt at the time of the accident, the release detailed.Alexander was taken to Medical Center Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, and Serviss was taken to MCH with serious injuries, the release stated. Leyva was uninjured in the crash. Previous articleCommissioners appoint new county court judgeNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 8 admin Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

Report on boosting island and coastal communities “gathering dust”

first_img Twitter By News Highland – February 18, 2015 Report on boosting island and coastal communities “gathering dust” A report published more than a year ago on boosting island and coastal communities has been “gathering dust”, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has heard.A group of island representatives told the committee it was disappointing that the Promoting Sustainable Rural, Coastal and Island Communities report had made little progress since it was launched in January 2014.The report made 29 recommendations on boosting island and coastal communities through activities such as aquaculture, inshore fishing, tourism and seaweed activities.Chairman of the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation Jerry Early from Árainn Mhór says not enough is being done for Islanders:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/gerraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBoyle signs up at Finn ParkNext articleDonegal priest says Government small schools reforms not enough News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

Survey estimates Americans will bet $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII

first_imgJanuary 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Survey estimates Americans will bet $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJustin Heiman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans are expected to wager a huge sum of money on the biggest football game of the year, according to a survey by the American Gaming Association.The survey results released Monday say Americans will bet an estimated $6 billion — legal and illegal — on Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court made it possible for states outside Nevada to authorize sports betting when it struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This year’s Super Bowl will be the first NFL title game since legal sports books began showing up in states other than Nevada, according to ESPN.“The interest in legal, regulated sports betting in the United States has never been higher,” said Bill Miller, the American Gaming Association’s president and chief executive officer. “More Americans than ever before will be able to place their bets with legal sportsbooks now operating in eight states, generating valuable revenue for state, local and tribal governments and increasing fan engagement with the game.”But even with the existence of more legal betting pathways (eight states now offer legal, regulated sports betting), the trade group’s survey results say 1.8 million people still plan to bet illegally through a bookie. Almost 10 percent of Americans surveyed generally plan to bet on the Super Bowl, with 52 percent of that group betting on the Rams and 48 percent planning to put their money on the Patriots. Despite the survey’s indication that more betting Americans are backing the Rams, ESPN reports the Super Bowl at Las Vegas sportsbooks show more “betting action” for the Patriots. On Sunday afternoon, more than 80 percent of money wagered on the Super Bowl at Caesar’s Palace was on the New England Patriots. Other Las Vegas sportsbooks, including MGM Resorts also report the Patriots are receiving the lion’s share of the Super Bowl wagers.Super Bowl LIII kicks off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

PICS: Property firm’s HUGE thank you for Remembrance Day event

first_imgHome » Charity » PICS: Property firm’s HUGE thank you for Remembrance Day event PICS: Property firm’s HUGE thank you for Remembrance Day event12th November 20200530 Views The annual Remembrance Day parades were cancelled or only thinly attended this year as Covid kept many people away from the traditional events.But yesterday one property developer decided not to let the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month pass without a special effort.Those marking their respect near Bermondsey Square in East London will have seen a huge poppy hoisted skywards by a building site crane plus a large Help for Heroes flag held up by two other cranes at the site, which when completed will be known as the Pickle Factory.The gesture was organised by its developer London Square. The poppy was built from plywood at the site by staff, who observed the two minutes silence at ground level.Remembrance Day and the annual poppy initiative is organised by the British Legion and remembers and pays tribute to the sacrifice of British and commonwealth armed forces and their families as well as emergency services, innocent civilians killed during conflicts and acts of terrorism.This year the number of poppy sellers has been severely diminished due to Covid. To donate visit the British Legion website.Remembrance Day british legion Poppy Appeal The British Legion london square 2020-11-12Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

CONGRESS AND THE FED REFUSE TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES

first_imgDaryl Cagle / Cagle CartoonsBy Ron PaulThis month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th attacks. As was the case after September 11th, Congress rushed to pass hastily written legislation that, instead of dealing with the real causes of the crisis, simply gave the government more power.Just as few understood the role our interventionist foreign policy played in the September 11th attacks, few in Congress understood that the 2008 meltdown was caused by the Federal Reserve and Congress, not by unregulated capitalism. Not surprising to anyone familiar with economic history, the story of the 2008 meltdown starts with the bursting of the Fed-created tech bubble.Following the collapse of the tech bubble, the Fed began aggressively pumping money into the economy. This money flooded into the housing market, creating the housing bubble. The Bush Administration and the Republican Congress also added fuel to the housing bubble. These so-called “free-market” conservatives expanded federal housing programs in hopes of creating an “ownership society.”If Congress understood the Austrian theory of the business cycle, it would have allowed the recession that followed the housing bubble’s inevitable collapse to run its course. Recessions are the economy’s way of eliminating the distortions caused by the Federal Reserve. Attempts by Congress and the Fed to end a recession via inflation and government spending will only lead to future, and more severe, economic downturns.The corporate bailouts, government spending, and money creation via quantitative easing that Congress and the Fed have engaged in since the fall of 2008, have failed to produce even the illusion of prosperity. The daily experience of most Americans shows that the government’s doctored statistics drastically understate both unemployment and inflation.This is not to say that no Americans have benefited from Federal Reserve policies. Even Donald Trump has called quantitative easing “a great deal for guys like me.” Much of the growth of government over the past seven years, from the bailouts to the increases in military and domestic spending to Obamacare, has also benefited politically-connected crony capitalists.The Federal Reserve’s continued delay of an interest rate increase suggests that, contrary to its public statements, the Fed understands that the economy has not recovered from the meltdown and is on the brink of another major recession. Fear that the Fed is not being fully forthcoming with its view of the economy is one reason the stock market declined following the Fed’s recent decision to once again postpone increasing interest rates.Learning the full truth about how the Fed evaluates the economy and its plans to respond to another downturn are two reasons why it is important to pass the Audit the Fed bill.A vote on Audit the Fed would probably be the only good thing to occur in Congress this year. A Congress that cannot defund Planned Parenthood is unlikely to make any serious cuts in spending. Instead of waiting for politicians to do the right thing, those who know the truth must spread the ideas of liberty as far and wide as possible. Only when the teachings of the Austrian school are embraced by a critical mass of Americans will Congress cut warfare spending, cut welfare spending, and audit, and then end, the Fed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Registrations begins for Bayonne PAL Senior Boys Basketball

first_imgThe Bayonne PAL Basketball program would like to announce that registration for the Senior Boys 2018 season has begun. Senior Boys is for ages 13-15. The Registration fee is $100 per child. Our office is located at Midtown Community School, door number 7, and our office hours are from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is open to Bayonne residents only. Our phone number is (201) 858-6966, ext. 11, and the deadline is March 15.last_img

Woman injured in motorcycle-involved crash

first_img (Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff’s Office) A woman was hurt after the motorcycle she was on collided with a vehicle.The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, near the intersection of M-40 and M-60 in Newberg Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.Investigators say a 60-year-old man from Downers Grover was turning into a gas station when his vehicle and the motorcycle collided.A 45-year-old Elkhart man was operating the bike. His passenger suffered just minor injuries. Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – August 8, 2020 0 432 Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNews Pinterest Twitter Woman injured in motorcycle-involved crash Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHow to say no when you’re stressed out or frustrated with lifeNext articleSheriff: Alcohol factor in crash that injured Union teenager Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Moodog targets transport sites

first_imgA treat-style food-to-go concept is looking to target travel hubs as part of its UK-wide expansion, British Baker can reveal.Moodog, set up two years ago by Phil Abbott, former managing director of BB’s Coffee and Muffins for 12 years, currently has four operating outlets selling a mixed offering of doughnuts, pastries, hot dogs, ice creams and milkshakes.The privately-funded firm is opening a fifth store in Wood Green, north London, next week and a further two sites based in motorway services in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and Baldock, Hertfordshire, this year.Abbott told British Baker that the business’ product range suited the demographic of travel hub locations: “It’s just where there is a congregation of lots of people, just for traffic and the busyness. We like the idea of being in the transit sites, so airports, and we are looking at signing up two sites at railway stations.”Moodog’s existing sites include an outlet at Cobham services in Surrey, and outlets based in shopping centres in Falkirk and Romford, as well as Luton, which opened as the company’s pilot store back in December 2010.Speaking about whether he would look to open franchise outlets under the Moodog brand, Abbott said: “Not sure yet, I have had previous experience in the franchise business with BB’s Coffee and Muffins and we built up a chain of around 200 stores. I’m not too sure about that, but I’m quite happy at the moment to have joint venture partnerships with the managers as partners.”Moodog is additionally looking to expand on its offering with the introduction of new cake doughnuts, which will be made fresh in-store along with the rest of its product ranges.Abbott also heads up the Italian-style Sorriso Café and Coffee Shop business, which serves a mixture of fresh pastas, breakfasts, made-to-order sandwiches and hot drinks.“We have four outlets, soon to have five, and in January 2013 we will be opening another two, so that will take us to a total store count of seven,” explained Abbott. “We see a market for fresh baked food, with an emphasis on quality breakfast and lunch.“We have just opened a new outlet in Wood Green and we are opening another in Baldock in around two weeks’ time. We would think our offer is more food-led than coffee-led, but we’re still very much focused on great coffee.”last_img read more